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Vice President, Education PBS
Sara Schapiro leads PBS’s efforts to deepen partnerships across the education sector by engaging directly with educator communities and launching new initiatives that empower and support students, educators, parents, and member stations. A large part of her efforts are focused on expanding the network’s educational impact through PBS LearningMedia, a digital platform of standards-aligned PBS resources and through initiatives like the PBS Digital Innovators program, a community of PreK-12 educators recognized as thought leaders and classroom change-makers.
Schapiro has emerged as a prominent voice in the transformation of American education through innovation and technology. Most recently, she helped found Digital Promise, an independent, bipartisan nonprofit whose mission is to spur innovation and improve learning opportunities for all Americans. Schapiro launched and led Digital Promise’s flagship initiative, the League of Innovative Schools, a national coalition of public school districts that fosters collaboration among educators, entrepreneurs, researchers, and thought partners.
Prior to Digital Promise, Schapiro worked for the New York City Department of Education, Chicago Public Schools, the New Jersey Department of Education, and Pearson on pioneering teaching and learning projects, educational technology initiatives, and teacher and student engagement efforts. She holds a B.A. from Duke University and a M.A. in public policy from the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy Studies.